The Venue
LIVE AT THE VENUE
Fri 24 Jan - Frankly The Smiths
Fri 7 Feb - The Springsteen Sessions
Fri 27 Mar - Eric Bell (Thin Lizzy Guitarist)
Sat 11 Apr - MacTallica
Sat 18 Apr - McFleetwood
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CLUBS AT THE VENUE
Friday - Friday
Saturday - One Party, Two Floors
Funktion - Sat 25 Jan
Dubsidence - Sat 1 Feb
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For available dates please contact bookings@thevenuedumfries.co.uk

Friday 24 January
Frankly The SmithsFrankly The Smiths

plus Kasama

Frankly, The Smiths are a Scottish tribute act to The Smiths. The band formed in 2017, and since then have been performing all over Scotland on a regular basis, namely at the famous Ironworks in Inverness and the popular Sneaky Pete's in Edinburgh. The four piece delve deep into the indie legend's back catalogue, performing lengthy shows which please both the casual and devoted fan. The band have gained a dedicated following, all of whom believe that this is the only tribute act to see for the ultimate Smiths experience. Come and see what all the fuss is about and join them for their first outing in Dumfries at The Venue.

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £10. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .
Saturday 25 January
DATE UNAVAILABLE FOR LIVE MUSIC
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Saturday 1 February
DATE UNAVAILABLE FOR LIVE MUSIC
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Friday 7 February
The Springsteen SessionsThe Springsteen Sessions

As far as tributes to The Boss go, there’s none finer. From the moment The Springsteen Sessions arrive on the stage, they take you on a musical journey down E Street that will leave you enthralled, excited and exhausted, but, more importantly, wanting more. Covering over four decades of The Boss, this tight unit of accomplished musicians tear into such mighty classics as ‘Born To Run’, ‘Tenth Avenue Freeze Out’, ‘Glory Days’ and ‘Rosalita’ to name but a few. To the ‘True Springsteen Fan’, this will be a journey that they’ll never want to end. So sit back and enjoy the pure sounds of Bruce Springsteen and the legendary E Street Band via ‘The Springsteen Sessions’



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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Advance tickets £12, £14 on the door.. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Friday 27 March
Eric Bell (Thin Lizzy Guitarist)Eric Bell (Thin Lizzy Guitarist)

Eric Bell - The 50th Anniversary Tour

In 1969 Eric Bell walked into a bar in Dublin, ordered a pint and settled down to watch a band play. Two of the members of that band were Brian Downey and Phil Lynott. He was knocked out by what he saw and heard and asked them to form a band with him. Both duly obliged and within weeks Thin Lizzy was born.

The three of them worked very hard both in the studio and on the road and were eventually rewarded with a hit single, the anthemic - Whiskey In The Jar - which catapulted them into world wide recognition. Their new found popularity kept them very busy. There was a lot of pressure, both touring and recording and eventually Eric conceded that, health wise it was a bit too much for him to handle and left the band.

Noel Redding, bass player to Jimi Hendrix, befriended Eric and they were soon recording and touring together through Europe and America.

In the late seventies Bo Diddley came to the UK to tour and asked Eric, who else, to play guitar with him.

Eric eventually decided to forge a solo career, playing in his favourite 3 piece format and has over the years recorded a host of albums both live and studio and most recently has recorded two highly acclaimed albums, Exile and Standing At A Bus Stop. Both albums contain songs that have been laying dormant for a number of years and have now been given a well deserved airing.

2019/2020 is the 50th anniversary of Thin Lizzy and Eric will celebrate this landmark the way he likes best, playing live in as many towns and cities as possible.

He brings with him two musicians who are also no slouches when it comes to recording and touring; Dave Wintour on bass and Romek Parol on drums, who, between them, have a client list that looks like a who's who of the rock'n'roll world.

Eric will work his way through a playlist of songs that takes him from early days and influences, through his 'Lizzy' days, through his back catalogue and right up to the present day.

The evening will be full of surprises as no two nights are ever the same ....


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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission Tickets £15 . Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 11 April
MacTallica

plus Last Alibi

Formed in 2012, Mactallica have built a solid reputation as Scotland’s most authentic, accurate tribute to the heavy metal giants, Metallica!! With a vast vocabulary of Metallica’s songs always ready to go, dazzling musicianship and and an unhealthy obsession with replicating the real, live experience of a Metallica show, Mactallica have been receiving rave reviews across Scotland from fans who have seen the real deal!!

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £7. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 18 April
McFleetwoodMcFleetwood

Celebrating one of the most iconic bands of all time, MCFLEETWOOD perform the classic sounds of FLEETWOOD MAC by recreating the finger picking styles of Lindsey Buckingham, the beautiful smokey tones of Stevie Nicks and the stunning elegance of Christine McVie, backed by a rhythm section who bring to life the solid grooves of Mick Fleetwood and John McVie. MCFLEETWOOD'S energetic performances will satisfy Mac fans old and new with classic hits such as Go Your Own Way, Don't Stop, Dreams, You Make Lovin' Fun, Gypsy, Little Lies, The Chain and many more.

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission TBC. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Friday 17 July
The Total Stone RosesThe Total Stone Roses

plus Oaysis

The Spike Island 30th Anniversary Tour: 1990 - 2020

In 1989, The Stone Roses released their seminal debut album ‘The Stone Roses’ and the following year cemented their reputation as one of the UK’s most notable acts by performing at Spike Island, Widness on May 27th 1990. This was a generation defining gig, a gathering of people during ‘the second summer of love’ that epitomised the Madchester and Rave counter culture movement of the late 1980’s & early 1990’s.

In 2020, The Total Stone Roses (UK’s No.1 Stone Roses tribute) celebrate the 30th Anniversary of this incendiary event with a full UK & Ireland Tour.

If you love I Am The Resurrection, Made Of Stone, Fools Gold, Waterfall, She Bangs The Drums and many more then do not miss this exclusive opportunity to hear your favourite Stone Roses anthems performed live by the UK’s finest tribute!

Support comes from Oaysis, one of the UK’s best Oasis tribute bands performing a hits packed set that’s guaranteed to be BIBLICAL!


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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £15 in advance £20 on the door. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .

Saturday 19 September
Sabbra CadabraSabbra Cadabra

Sabbra Cadabra is the closest thing you can get to an early 1970s Black Sabbath show without using a time travel device! The group features Neil Priddey on lead guitar as ‘Tony’, Tim Campling on bass as ‘Geezer’, Stuart Mills on drums as ‘Bill’ and of course, starring as ‘Ozzy’, is vocalist Kevin McGillian. The Sabbra Cadabra show is a very faithful reproduction of early Sabbath material, featuring absolute classics from the first 8 albums with the original line-up between 1970 and 1978. The attention to detail with performing and attempting to look like the Godfathers of Heavy Metal is simply superb. After all, you don’w want to watch just a bunch of guys in jeans and t-shirts do you?! Sabbra Cadabra get as close as you can get to being authentic to the legend that is Black Sabbath, so they don’t play any Ozzy solo material, they don’t play anything from after 1978 and they don’t play the songs like a covers band would! For a totally absorbing and realistic Black Sabbath material (and many have said better-sounding than the last couple of Sabbath concerts...) then you simply cannot miss seeing Sabbra Cadabra for the best Sabbath experience you’re likely to see! Don’t miss it! Sabbra Cadabra play 2 hours of non-stop classic Sabbath...no Ozzy solo songs...no Randy Rhoads or Zakk Wylde 'interpretations' of Sabbath...no dodgy wigs...no 'pub band cover versions'...no changing the keys from the originals...THE ULTIMATE TRIBUTE TO SABBATH, PLAYED LIKE SABBATH, SOUNDS LIKE SABBATH!

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From 8pm - 11pm in The Live Lounge (Downstairs Only). Admission £10 in advance, £12 on the door. Age restriction: Minimum age is 16 - ID may be required. Young Scot Cards accepted. Drinks promos: .
Promoters and bands interested in playing or using The Venue, please contact bookings@thevenuedumfries.co.uk.